Hot! Friday Fabric Finds: June 3

While it's a little late, here's my (neglected) Friday Fabric finds from last week!

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I found this fabric in a box in a basement of an estate sale. It's incredibly great quality with a nice, tight woven texture. It also has great yardage, though I imagine using it for a 1960s wiggle dress. That was my first instinct.

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While I usually pass on the polyester, I really liked the apple print on this one. I can imagine it working really well as a 1970s wrap dress. I thrifted this for about $.50.

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This one isn't spectacular but I do think it will turn out to be something quite awesome! Another find for about $.50.

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I found this homemade tablecloth (there is sewn-on lace around the edges) at an antique store in Monterey for $4. This couldn't be passed up and yardage is enough for a short little dress.

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At the same antique store in Monterey, I purchased about four yards of this vintage seersucker (the tag said from the 1940s and the selvedge is only 35") for $17.50. I'm thinking that this would be a great fabric to use with my pattern from The Perfect Summer Dress.



Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Lovin’ that seersucker! The Perfect Summer Dress is right!

  2. margueritedesigns

    Great finds once again, lucky you!

  3. Our local thrift store has all kinds of fabric and sewing notions, but they’re very overpriced in my opinion. Fabric is often priced at $3.00 or more, even when it’s something I can’t imagine anyone buying. Lucky you!

  4. Lucky finds! I never find good sewing stuff at the thrift store, let alone yardages of quality fabric.

  5. I’m trying to decide just what it is that you consider a “wiggle” dress. I was in my late teens and early twenties in the 60’s and we certainly didn’t wear anything such as that. Are you talking about a sheath?

  6. judy roberson

    Great the table cloth.. Cant wait to see what you do with it? Happy Sewing.